"What do you love more than football?
McNeil pauses and stares away into the distance.
"Nothing," he says, "but if you'd asked me two weeks ago, I'd have said 200 other things because every day was so miserable with the pain. But just two days without it and I'd give anything to be with those guys for one more day."
That's why Josh McNeil is coming back to football, even though he'll pay for every step and may not be as dominant as before. "I would rather be out there 75 percent of what I used to be and knowing the next play could cripple me for life than wonder what could have been.""